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Greg Lawler
Greg Lawler
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 19, 2011
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a math professor at the University of Chicago who played more bridge when I was younger (became LM when I was 22 in the late 1970s) but have played only infrequently in the last twenty years.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
I have gone through 2019 without winning a single ACBL master point
Regular Bridge Partners
BBO Username
fuquay (I often do vugraph commentary under this name)
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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No Open World Championships Until 2024?
But Olympics and World Cup(s) are very popular events restricted to teams representing countries. People enjoy both "unrestricted" and "playing for one's country" events.
No Open World Championships Until 2024?
Richard, Thank you
Roland Wald R.I.P.
A great loss and we are all thankful to him. I personally will miss commentating with him.
Should bridge authorities be able to tell us what we can bid?
Don't worry, I would not expect you to do it in this case. However, as a general theoretical perspective, if your choice of bids, whether systemically or by strategy as in your example, depends on the opponents CC, then in a perfect game they should know this fact and ...
Should bridge authorities be able to tell us what we can bid?
Henrik, but is it possible that the opponents would not play that system if they knew that you would open 1N with a singleton? Is this not inherently unfair?
Should bridge authorities be able to tell us what we can bid?
Let me restate Richard's point in a nicer way. I am sure the people playing cards are a nice group of people and it is great that they enjoy playing cards. But do they contribute (or potentially contribute) any more to the organized bridge community than the cooking club ...
Should bridge authorities be able to tell us what we can bid?
One talks about rubber bridge players. Are there any rubber players who do not play duplicate who are under the age of seventy?
Should This Be Legal?
Peter's interpretation is consistent with the director's ruling discussed in a different thread that a 2 misclick was not an illegal 2 bid since it was not a psyche.
Does BBO favour north-south
There is also the fact that the anomaly was noticed after the data was seen. If you choose any collection of data you should be able to find SOME anomaly (unusual pattern) in this data. This is why when possible, and this is a case where it is definitely possible ...
Apparently it's OK to psych 2c at online regionals
This is actually an interesting question about the laws. The experts are (I assume) honestly answering that they have not discussed the bid. However, their knowledge of bridge tells that what the meaning should be "without discussion". Does this count as an understanding that must be revealed to the opponents ...
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